Kathmandu, Oct 30: An independent parliamentarian Attahar Kamal Musalman has today filed his candidacy to the post of Vice-President.
Parliamentarian Musalman registered his candidacy at Legislature-Parliament Secretariat, Office of the Election Officer at New Baneshwor at 11:15 am.
He won the election as an independent lawmaker from Kapilvastu Constituency No 2. Lawmaker from the Akhanda Nepal Party, Kumar Khadka, proposed Musalman’s candidacy while parliamentarian from Janajagaran Party Nepal, Lokmani Dhakal, seconded it.
Responding to a query of the National News Agency (RSS) after registering candidacy, Musalman expressed his commitment that he would work to uplift the national pride if he gets elected to the high office.
He believed that at a time when the nation and nationality was at stake, if he were elected Vice-President, it would not only represent the backward Madheshi community to such an important State organ but also help in finding a solution to the ongoing agitation in various districts across the southern plains.
Stating that the Prime Minister and Speaker of the House were from the major ruling party CPN (UML) and UCPN (Maoist) respectively, Musalman assured that if he was ever elected Vice-President, it would be easier for the implementation of the newly promulgated constitution.
The Vice-President candidate argued that it was imperative to integrate all classes and communities into the State mechanism for the effective implementation of the new constitution and safeguarding the nation and nationality.
Asked if he was confident of his victory in the Vice-President election, Musalman answered that victory and loss were normal in the election. He affirmed that he was committed to keep the national unity and indivisibility of the nation.
He further assured the major political parties that he would not be a hindrance to other candidates if those parties were to offer an apt alternative to his candidacy.